Porsgrund Pottery (klosterkaelderen photo)
We are supposed to be home right now but we are still up on the road. We didn't leave until Sunday morning in order to squeeze in a visit with my brother and family (who were sick when we were supposed to see them earlier in the week). We left Seattle at 6:30 a.m. and arrived in Arcata CA at around 7:15 p.m. It was my longest driving day (with kids) in years but I was relieved to get closer to home.
The best news is that my mother is now home. Thank you again for your all thoughts and prayers! She is so pleased to be in her own bed again and with my father. After six years of cancer though her body is tired but she still has a lot of fight left in her. I have so much admiration for my mother and her stubbornness to live.
We also got to spend a bit of time on Bainbridge Island and with our very close friends there. Keiran and I are lucky enough to have best friends that are related to each other. Jacki, who I've mentioned here, and her son who Keiran has missed since we moved 2 1/2 years ago. Our short visit with them was a crazy, fun, whirlwind of thrifting throughout their area.
Saturday morning Jacki, me, Keiran and her two boys were up early for a Bainbridge Island estate sale. We arrived at 7 a.m. for a 9 o'clock start. Unlike the Sonoma County sales were people arrive at 3 a.m. we actually got to be first in the door. (sort of)
Ironically despite being there so early another anxious shopper enjoyed trying to push her way past me and was aggressively trying to shove me out of the way. Seriously? Isn't that supposed to happen in the city? Or at least in Sonoma County on a bad day and not this sleepy, serene and beautiful island in the Pacific Northwest? I held my ground and ended up right in front of a vintage Polaroid Land Camera. I was still rather annoyed but tried to not let it get me down.
My best find of the day was the Porsgrund Pottery set (borrowed a picture that is above) that is so large. I don't know how many pieces I have but they filled two large boxes. It is truly beautiful set. It's stoneware with the most amazing glaze they call Lava. It was made in Norway.
The entire back of the van is filled with inventory but I haven't had a second to take even one photograph. I can't believe how quickly the week went. We plan to arrive home later today after a four hour drive with a few thrift stores stops in between.
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